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3 Tips for ‘Owning’ Your Name on Google’s First-Page Results

Don't let other people control your online reputation. These easy steps can help you dominate Google search results for your name.

Kathy Shaidle


February 12, 2013 - 7:00 am
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#2: Raise your profile(s)

Be sure to join as many reputable social sharing sites as possible, and complete your profile in a smart way.

For example:

Instead of writing “San Diego real estate professional” in your Twitter profile, substitute “FirstName LastName is a San Diego real estate professional.”

Talk about yourself in the third person in all your profiles.

By doing this, your all-important first and last name will be visible in the subsequent Google title tags and meta descriptions.

Here are the sites you should join, even if you don’t think you’ll be posting many photos to Picasa or posting many videos to YouTube:

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  • Facebook (Profile and Page)
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Picasa
  • Flickr
  • Klout
  • YouTube
  • Google Places
  • Google Profile
  • Wikipedia
  • AllTop
  • Crunchbase
  • FastCompany
  • SlideShare
  • AllTop
  • Disquis

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Thanks for the tip.
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One of the most important aspects of "owning" your name or getting your desired page, blog or social media account to rank high is about frequency of use. If there were a devious source attempting to hi-jack your name they most likely would be updating or posting on a blog or account frequently.

If you use your accounts often and have them optimized for your name you will have a low risk of hi-jacking. Google + is a good account to start with.
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Wikipedia? Do you mean sign up as an editor using your real name? Or convince the others you are "notable" enough to be an entry?
2 years ago
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We all remember what happened to Rick Santorum, don't we?.........

I guess the message is get it and take command of it before someone else does, especially someone that's hollow-ground the axe head to a knife edge and is looking for your neck. Otherwise, I'm not a professional blogger nor play one on telly - do I need to be concerned of this?..........
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